Nominated for: BEST Coffee Shop
We like to think of the world of coffee not as a static range of cultivated land that lies between Cancer and Capricorn, but instead as a botanically differentiated region whose crop originated in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago. Since then, coffee has moved to the middle east, to India and Indonesia, then to the New World, and finally, back to Africa and Kenya as a domesticated, genetically modified product. This journey is our journey as coffee specialists, a journey back to coffee's birthplace.
As our name suggests, Novo Coffee was created with a goal of bringing new life to the coffee industry. It is our aim to promote the world of specialty coffee through the meticulous selection, roasting, brewing, and presentation of what we feel are some of the most distinctive and flavorful coffees available in today's marketplace.
We have a lofty goal: we want to reintroduce you to coffee. For starters, coffee didn't originate in a european cafe amidst writers, lovesick poets, and starving artists. It comes from a rich tradition built in Ethiopia, where coffee is called Bunna, pronounced “BOON-NUH” in their native language of Amharic. They say there is a little bit of science in every art and a little bit of art in every science. Nowhere is that more true than inside these four walls. We strive to keep a foot in the past by connecting to origin, and supporting the communities that start our beans on their path to your cup. But we also keep an eye to the future, developing roasting and brewing techniques that challenge convention and dramatically improve your coffee experience.